MDH: 7,219 new COVID-19 cases, 40 new deaths in latest report

MDH: 7,219 new COVID-19 cases, 40 new deaths in latest report Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: November 22, 2020 11:05 AM
Created: November 22, 2020 10:40 AM

Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 40 new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 7,219 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

Of the 7,219 newly reported cases, 285 of them are noted as probable cases, according to MDH. A total of 4,660 probable cases have been reported since antigen testing began in September.

So far, 3,241 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota. Sixty of those deaths are also listed as probable COVID-19 deaths. Of the total deaths reported as of Sunday, 2,214 were in long-term care facilities.

To date, 14,929 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota and 3,452 patients have been in the ICU.

According to MDH, the newly reported positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota reported on Sunday moved the state's total to 270,157 since pandemic record-keeping began.

A total of 219,720 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Sunday, more than 3.7 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in Minnesota.

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See the full Minnesota COVID-19 situation update here.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 58 million people worldwide and killed over 1.3 million people.

About 37.3 million people worldwide have recovered as of Sunday.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients report having muscle aches, headache, sore throat, and/or chills and shaking.

Note: According to MDH - "Because all data are preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths."

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